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    Recommendation on a Good Smith in DFW Area

    I am thinking about getting the front sight milled on my stainless 441 revolver and installing an XS Big Dot front sight. This would be a fairly complex job and one that would ruin the barrel if done wrong. If anyone has had experience with a smith they would recommend, then I would really appreciate it.

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    I've used Doc over in Carrollton twice -first time was for my Rossi 720 revolver when the cylinder was out of spec, and the second time when he fixed the trigger pull on my grandfather's old 22 rifle. He did a good job on both. I have no idea how he would do on that job, or if he'd even undertake it, but you could stop by over there and see. I checked and he does have a website:

    DOCS GUN SHOP-Carrollton,TX, Accurate Custom Rifles,Gunsmith


    Don't expect much if you decide to call, other than an estimate on how long it would take if you left the gun. I think the waiting period is 6 months or so. I would recommend taking it there and showing them what you want done, so they can tell you if they can do it.

    I make no guarantees, I just know what my experience is and that's it. Don't leave them your gun unless you're convinced they can do a good job.

    Gunsmiths are very hard to find, by the way. There are tons of shadetree smiths, but the good smiths are typically buried in work and don't come out much.
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    Thanks, TTG, I'll stop by and check them out.

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    Second the recommendation for Doc's shop. He reassembled a totally striped down Buckmark for one of our clients. He has also done work for my brother. Long wait times, but very good quality work.
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    Thanks, cws. I don't think the wait time would be a problem as I have plenty of revolvers and could stand for 1 or 2 to be gone for a while.

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    This gentleman is located over in the Keller area. Sorry for the delay in the reply, but I wanted to check with Scott before posting his information. He is currently in the process of opening a new retail store and range also.
    Scott Platt
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    Last edited by jonrjen; 11-19-2011 at 08:39 AM.

 

 

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